A Different View Shorty Anderson was witness to one of the West’s most infamous killings.

Shorty Anderson had a tale to tell.  On August 19, 1895, he was in El Paso’s Acme Saloon. And he watched as lawman John Selman walked and gunned down famed gunfighter John Wesley Hardin (photo). But Anderson’s testimony conflicted with doctors’ assessments that Hardin was shot in the back of the head. According to Shorty, Hardin saw Selman in a mirror of the bar, turned and began to pull his pistol when Selman fired. The bullet struck Hardin in the head, killing him. For the most part, Anderson’s version has been discounted.

 

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